This is just an experiment from something I read on the Internet (I say that far too often) so don't try this until I find out if it works or not.
On Tuesday I preserved some of our "less nice" eating pears from a tree that I planted at my parents farm some years ago. I did this in a sugar syrup and it was relatively easy, but so much so I'm not sure if it will preserve them or not.
|Picked the pears|
|Peeled, quartered them and removed the core|
|Boiled them in a sugar syrup made up of 2 cups sugar to one water (American measure but it was an easy way).|
|Once they were poached I put them in some hot kilner jars (out of the oven) and then rested them upside down to check they were sealed and to sterilise the tops|
|Trying the goods - they tasted pretty good!|
|Bottled up ready to go in the cupboard - I hope they last as I made up three jars!|